Venkata Ananda Vinayakar
Other names of the temple
Ananda Vinayagar Temple
Form and Characteristics of the Deity
The principal deity of this temple is Ananda Vinayakar, his shrine faces east.
Adhyantha Prabhu, Anjaneya, Surya, Lord Shiva, Navagrahas, Brahma, Mahavishnu, Durga, Mother Parvathi, Muruga and Swarna Bhairava.
Uniqueness of the Temple
- The Adhyantha Prabhu vigraha in this temple is exceptionally carved. The right half of the idol is that of Lord Ganesha and the left is that of Lord Hanuman.
- There are 8 bells that are installed in this temple. Each representing the 7 swaras of music’ Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ni, Sa’. The eight one is Om, as it is the first sound.
- On the Vinayaka chaturthi day, the rays of the Sun fall directly on the main deity, Lord Ananda Vinayaka. This is considered auspicious by the devotees.
- It is mentioned by few devotees that at this Madhya Kailash temple, camphor can be lite by the devotees themselves.
Devotees pray here to fulfil their wishes; especially educational woes are solved by praying at this temple. People pray here to be relieved of the Navagraha Dosham.
As there are two devas, Lord Hanuman and Lord Vinayaka in the Adhyantha prabhu vigraha, Nine Tulsi leaves and 9 Erukkam flowers are mixed and offered to the joint form of Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman. An arathi is mandatory after this offering.
The festivals celebrated in this temple are Vinayaka Chathurthi and Hanuman Jayanthi in the month of Dhanur.
How to Reach Madhya Kailash Temple
The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport.
The nearest railway station is Kasturba Nagar railway station.
MTC buses are the best way to travel to this temple.
Madhya Kailash Temple,
Sardar Patel Rd, Sriram Nagar,
Tamil Nadu - 600113.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning -I pray to thee O Lord, who has a curved trunk and a strong body, the shine of a million suns, to remove all the hurdles that may block me from all the tasks I intend to perform.
Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey
Meaning -The sun to Mother Parvati's lotus face, I worship Lord Ganesh, with the elephant face, the one who grants a lot of wishes, the one with the single tusk, I salute thee to grant my wish.
Gajaananam Bhoota Ganaadhi Sevitam Kapitta Jamboophaala Saara Bhakshitam Umaasutam Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami Vighneswara Paada Pankajam
Meaning -Oh elephant-faced Lord, who is served by all the Ganas, who consumes the essence of Kapitta and Jamboophala, His favourite fruits, who is Uma's son, who destroys the gloom of His devotees, who handles hurdles, we worship your lotus feet.
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakratundaaya Dheemahe Tanno Danthihi Prachodayaat
Meaning -We meditate on the great power, we call upon the single tusked Ganesh, who grants wishes.
The temple is open between 06:00 am and 08:30 pm.